EPLWA Update: Hammers, Shock inch closer to top of table

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South Sound founder John Crouch (left) and Tacoma Weekly Sports Columnist Justin Gimse saw the Shock win on Sunday in University Place. (SSFC twitter)

The two matches played this week in the Evergreen Premier League were close ones. Only four goals were spread out among the four clubs. In the end South Sound and Bellingham bumped up to 9 points each in the table. (Cover photo: Bellingham starting 11 Sunday in Wenatchee.)

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Table updated through matches played May 22, 2016

EVERGREEN PREMIER LEAGUE – 2016  Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
VANCOUVER VICTORY 9 3 3  0  0 7 1 +6
SOUTH SOUND 9 5 3  2  0 9 6 +3
BELLINGHAM UNITED 9 4 3  1  0 9 6 +3
SPOKANE SHADOW 7 4 2  1  1 6 5 +1
WENATCHEE FC 3 4 1  3  0 8 11 -3
OLYMPIC FORCE 3 4 1  3  0 5 8 -3
YAKIMA UNITED 2 3 0  1  2 3 6 -3
SEATTLE STARS 1 3 0  2  1 3 7 -4

South Sound FC 1-0 Olympic Force

The Shock (3-2-0) scored a 1-0 victory over the Force (1-3-0) in their first-ever home match played at Viking Stadium at Curtis High School in University Place.

Evan Munn made 14 saves in goal for South Sound. He also stood on the line as Olympic blasted a penalty kick try high and wide.

Colton Ronk scored the late winner for the Shock on an assist from Danny Minniti.

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The Hammers warm up at the scenic Apple Bowl in Wenatchee.

Wenatchee FC 1-2 Bellingham United

The Hammers (3-1-0) outscored the Capitals (1-3-0) in the second half to take a 2-1 win and sweep the season series. Earlier in Bellingham the final score was 4-2 for BUFC.

This time Nick Cashmere (1 goal) and Thiago Novis (1 goal, 1 assist) partnered to lead the Black and White. Novis gave the Hammers a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute (assist to Brendan Quilici) and Cashmere made it 2-0 in the 72nd from Novis.

Wenatchee FC answered back when Eleazar Galvan scored in the 75th.

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